Trump has previously used 'Rolling In The Deep' and 'Skyfall' at rallies.
Presidential hopeful Donald Trump is going to have to update his rally playlist once again, as Adele has become the latest artist to say she has not given him permission to use her music at rallies. Adele joins the likes of Aerosmith and REM, who have all warned Trump against using their hits to drum up support for his presidential campaign.
Adele does not endorse Donald Trump’s use of her music.
Trump has previously used Adele’s ‘Rolling In The Deep’ at campaign events, focusing on the song’s “we could have had it all” refrain. He’s also used Adele’s Bond theme ‘Skyfall’ during a November rally in Ohio.
Adele’s fans have previously expressed outrage at the singer’s music being used by Trump, although the Republican hopeful is a fan. In November he attended her New York concert but was reportedly booed by fans after he skipped the queue.
Speaking to the Independent, a spokesperson for Adele made it clear that Trump does not have permission to use her music. “Adele has not given permission for her music to be used for any political campaigning,” the spokesperson said.
In September R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe spoke out after Trump used the band’s song ‘It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)’ at a Tea Party rally. ‘Go fuck yourselves, the lot of you – you sad, attention-grabbing, power-hungry little men,’ Stipe said. ‘Do not use our music or my voice for your moronic charade of a campaign.’
Aerosmith are also said to have objected to Trump’s use of their song ‘Dream On’ during campaign rallies. In October The Hollywood Reporter obtained a cease-and-desist letter sent by reps of singer Steven Tyler to Trump’s campaign headquarters.
"Trump for President does not have our client’s permission to use 'Dream On' or any of our client’s other music in connection with the Campaign because it gives the false impression that he is connected with or endorses Mr. Trump’s presidential bid,” the letter read.
"We are unaware of any public performance license granting Trump for President the right to perform 'Dream On' in connection with the Campaign. If Trump for President has any such license, please forward it to our attention immediately."